As summer is winding down, it's time to start thinking about heading back to school or starting a new project for work. Whether you're commuting to a college campus or a new job, it's just about time to start shopping for a chic backpack to lug all your stuff around in. However, don't just reach for the same old boring backpack style that you've always gone with. It's time to change things up. Backpacks are better for your spine than your usual over-the-shoulder bag, and, in recent years, have become way more stylish. Whether you want something with pink fur or covered in spikes, it's time to let your colorful side show.
Topshop Faux Fur Drawstring Backpack
Eye-See-You. This back is pink, furry, and adorable. What else could you possibly want?
Topshop Backpack, $35, nordstrom.com
Ash 'Zuma' Studded Leather Backpack
This is such a cool backpack. Like, “Rihanna would totally rock this backpack if she was heading back to school” cool.
Ash Backpack, $495, nordstrom.com
Patricia Nash 'Casape' Leather Backpack
Hipster-chic has never been cooler. I’m in love with this unique and stylish backpack.
Patricia Nash, $248, nordstorm.com
Transparent Alien Backpack
Whether you’re hitting an EDM festival or strutting down the hallway at school, this backpack is sure to turn heads.
Alien Backpack, $11.99, ebay.com
Want to take a bite out of knowledge? Attack all those presentations and spreadsheets with this cool shark backpack! Puns not included.
NBC Universal Shark Backpack, $69.95, nbcuniversalstore.com
Mad Pax Quack Spiketus Rex Backpack
Quack attack! It’s cute and terrifying at the same time — kind of like high school.
Mad Pax Backpack, $85, madpax.com
Pug Canvas Backpack
This backpack is sure to distract you from your work. Look how precious it is!
Dog backpack, $46.74, ebay.com
Nasty Gal 'So Psyched' Backpack
This colorful tote backpack is great for those who want to be the fiercest kid on the block.
So Psyched Backback, $58, nastygal.com
Nila Anthony Watermelon Backpack
Don’t let the end of summer get you down! Keep it going all year long with this festive backpack.
Nila Anthony Watermelon Backpack, $74.95, pacsun.com
Vans x ASPCA Realm Cat 2 Backpack
Show off your love of all things furry with this funky kitten backpack. Plus, a portion of the proceeds go to ASPCA, so you’re helping out real life animals too!
Vans x ASPCA Realm Cat 2 Backpack, $39.95, zumiez.com